From divine dumplings to delectable desserts, this tour has it all. Join a local food expert on a delicious guided Melbourne stroll — and bring your appetite!

AUD $119pp

Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour
Runs: Selected Fridays and Saturdays
Departs at: 10.30am
Departs from: Princess Theatre, 163 Spring Street, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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5 stars

Featured guest review:

‘Mum and I decided to spoil ourselves for our birthdays by doing this walking tour, and we were not disappointed! Kathy our guide was vibrant, enthusiastic and so informative about Melbourne’s culinary history. We learnt so much about the city and now know where to find great coffee, amazing cheeses and yummy samosas. The tour ended with a delicious lunch at Chocolate Buddha in Fed Square. I would highly recommend this tour.’ Heidi M

Tour highlights

  • Explore Melbourne’s inner city with an expert local foodie
  • Enjoy a serving of handmade gelato
  • Taste several local specialties
  • Learn the history of the city’s gourmet culture
  • Dine in style at a top Melbourne eatery.
  • Maximum group size: 6-8.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and expert local foodie as your guide
  • Coffee and gelato at a famous inner-city café
  • Food tastings at a number of outlets
  • Restaurant recommendations for the rest of your stay
  • Two-course restaurant lunch.

Pricing

Adults/children: AUD $119pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. Families with young children are requested to book a private tour.

What you can expect

This Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour is the ideal introduction to the city’s renowned gastronomic culture. With tastings of everything from authentic Asian dumplings to delectable sweet treats, you’ll get to experience the A to Z of Melbourne’s food scene first hand, and pick up plenty of recommendations for top eateries to return to during your stay.

After meeting your local foodie guide, you’ll launch straight into this Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour by sampling some wonderful handmade gelato and a great Melbourne coffee at one of the most famous inner-city cafés.

You’ll then explore the hidden culinary secrets of the network of city laneways, watching as fresh dumplings and noodles are made, and tasting a range of local specialties: everything from gourmet salamis to artisanal chocolates. As you navigate the lanes, your guide will provide insightful commentary on the history of the city’s gourmet scene.

This Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour includes a fabulous two-course restaurant lunch.

Guest reviews

  • Heidi M (12/2/2017) – Via TripAdvisor

    Mum and I decided to spoil ourselves for our birthdays by doing this walking tour, and we were not disappointed! Kathy our guide was vibrant, enthusiastic and so informative about Melbourne’s culinary history. We learnt so much about the city and now know where to find great coffee, amazing cheeses and yummy samosas. The tour ended with a delicious lunch at Chocolate Buddha in Fed Square. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • n0tmushr00m (27/4/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    What a great morning/arvo walking the streets of Melbourne tasting food and learning about the city’s food culture. Kathy was amazing! She was so knowledgeable, and you could really see she enjoyed food just as much as we on the tour did! I met lovely people and coincidentally wound up bumping into them at Murmur – a fabulous piano bar playing the lines of Billy Joel to Bon Jovi. So much fun! Thank you Kathy for recommending it. 5 stars from me!

  • StormGirl-Tmn (15/1/2017) – Via TripAdvisor

    Kathy was our guide on this tour. It was a wonderful and different way to learn a little more of the history of this lovely city through the culinary culture of the immigrants who came here and made Melbourne their home. We had a fantastic tour with some yummy tastes of an eclectic range of foods and finished with a lovely lunch at Chocolate Buddha in Federation Square. Thank you, Kathy. Your commentary was great!

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

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If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.